Enhance any symbolic act
Symbolic acts such as candle lighting, ‘ring warming’ and hand-fasting add so much visually to any ceremony, but augment them with bespoke writing and it’s a whole other level of effect. Writing with your words or those of nominated loved ones I’d create the perfect accompaniment for whatever you’ve chosen.
It’s a wonderful way to involve family and friends, but also ideal for those thrilled to contribute but who’d rather not ‘stand up and do’.
It’s also a thoughtful way to include someone important to you who can’t be there with you in person, but who you’d still like represented.
My 350+ testimonials are full of references to how much these small acts of recognition mean to the people asked to play such a role.
Once our nominees are selected I’d get in touch and ask some simple questions which, once answered, give me the words I need to write.
Our theme would be chosen to suit e.g. exploring bonds of friendship for a warming of rings or a particular union’s significance for a hand-fasting.
Hearing the wisdom of close friends or treasured grand-parents while experiencing the act itself can profoundly connect you with them, anyone participating and everyone listening.
Length, complexity and how many contributors I’ll be working with are always the three factors that influence the cost of any symbolic act accompanying passage.
Hannah Wroe Gill – Words and Wisdom